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Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel
Chester, Canada
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“The best Hostel on the South Shore”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Hospitality Kiwi style in a dream location. Ask him anything and you will get a knowledgeable and honest answer. They go above and beyond to assure you will have a great time in a great place.

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Goettingen, Germany
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

We went to this little hostel as we couldn't find anything else to stay in Mahone Bay and didn't regret it at all.

We had a small private room downstairs and shared the bathroom with other people. It is all clean and the atmosphere was just great. The host is really,really nice and his suggestions were all good and so helpful.

The price was totally worth it and it's a great place for people who love hostels.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

We stayed here by accident as the weather did not permit camping. Our luck, as this place is a little gem! A lovely, warm and chilled out atmosphere in a cute and cozy convertor barn. It is about 7km for Lunenburg and 3k from Mahone Bay, both are quaint little fishing villages well worth a visit - especially the 'Bluenose 2'. Hostel has comfy beds, an inviting common lounge area, full kitchen and lovely warm showers! Very environmentally conscious and extremely friendly!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I stayed here for three nights and thourougly enjoyed the experience. Greg is a friendly, knowledgeable host and is happy to drop you off in Lunenburg for a day. Its easy to make your way back (7 km walk). The private room had room enough for my stuff and came with a private entrance. Location in between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg and around the corner of the small beach at Maders Cove.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed at Kip & Kaboodle for one night and then ended up coming back the following week for five nights! It is a great small and friendly hostel about 40 mins walk from Mahone Bay. Greg and Trudi are excellent and really help you out with advice on places to go and lifts to town and to get groceries. Bikes available to rent means getting to Mahone Bay or Lunenburg is easy. The area is beautiful and a great place to chill out and relax.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

Clean, friendly & fantastic atmosphere. Free lifts to town, lobster boil, WIFI, and trip advice! Greg was the best and had so many tips of where to go and things to see while we were there. It's just so chilled and relaxed, with an awesome group of people staying there. We stayed an extra two nights, and are going back again before we leave Nova Scotia!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Mahone bay is absolutely beautiful and just down the road. The hostel is really cosy and laid back and the owner is really friendly. He does a lot of tours so he managed to pick me up and drop
me off in Halifax. It's a relatively easy cycle to lunenberg, whichbis lovely as well but totally worth the hike to see the blue nose 2 under construction.
In short, it is fabulous and I could have spent all summer there.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Additional Information about Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel

Property: Kip & Kaboodle Backpacker Hostel
Address: 9466 Highway 3 | RR1, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Southwest Nova Scotia > Mahone Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Mahone Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, friendly hostel in quiet country setting 3km from Mahone Bay, 7km from Lunenburg and only one hour from the bustle of Halifax. Full kitchen, barbecue, lobster boils arranged by request. Price includes fully-made bed, towel & make-your-own pancakes & maple syrup for breakfast! If you like meeting great people, relaxing around the campfire under a million billion stars then our hostel is for you. Bring an instrument! ... more   less 
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